Disclaimer: I own nothing. Queen owns 'We Are the Champions' 'These Are The Days of Our Lives' 'You're My Bestfriend' & 'Love of my Life.' So technically 'We Are the Champions' & 'You're My Bestfriend' are the only songs that are one the first Greatest Hits Album. Minor detail, please overlook it.

Author's Notes: This will be a longer story, going back to D2 & D3. Oh and it's about 6 years since they graduated from Eden Hall (D3 was 96' when they were freshmen). So they're all about 23 or 24. Whatever's in italics are flashbacks, I hope this isn't too confusing.

Love of My Life

Reception - May 2006

"To the bride and groom!" Everyone echoed the toast made by Charlie and raised their glasses. No one ever expected it to take this long for Connie and Guy to get married, especially since they had started dating in the sixth grade.

I look around the room for some of my old teammates. The Ducks. After all these years we still feel like one, big happy family. Russ, Luis, Goldberg, Adam were all seated at neighboring tables with their respective dates. I came stag, big shock, I know. Charlie and Averman were in the wedding party, being Guy's oldest and closest friends.

Fulton and his date are seated at the same table as me. It's sad that after all these years, he's probably my only true friend. Correction, bestfriend. He hasn't changed a bit. Well, with the exception of a drastic haircut, which of course I teased him mercilessly for. Not that he looked bad; we just gave each other flak when either of us shows signs of aging. "You're turning into our fathers," I said when I saw his new 'do.

"One of us had to grow up." He responded.

"Point taken." I said giving him a light punch on the shoulder.

I look at Connie and Guy as they smile at each other for the millionth time today. Damn, they look so happy. I can't help but feel a pang of jealousy at their joy.

I see her across the room. She's even more beautiful than I remember. Why does she have to look so good? Besides Fulton, Julie's one of the few Ducks I've been in contact with over the last few years. Her long, blonde hair was not as "pin straight" as it used to be. Not that it was bad before, but now it had "bounce" and volume to it. The little, black dress she was wearing hugged her curves nicely. I can't remember her ever being 'shapely' when we were teenagers. Of course, she was never concerned with her looks, hockey practice and school was more important.

We started hanging out as friends months ago when she transferred to Chicago for her Law Firm. I ran into her at a bar one night, she was with a couple of her co-workers...

"Julie Gaffney? Julie 'The Cat' Gaffney?" Dean shouted as he saw her standing at the other end of the bar. She was dressed in a black business jacket and matching skirt. Her highheels made her a few inches taller and her hair was twisted up stylishly.

She looked up and her eyes met his. Her face lit up, "Dean Portman! It's a bash brother!" She ran towards him and threw her arms around Dean's neck.

"Damn Jules, how long has it been?" He said wrapping his arms around her waist.

"Too long." She said as they released each other. "Lemme look at you." She said stepping back and looking him up and down. His style hadn't changed much; he was wearing dark jeans and a white sweater. His hair was slicked back with his signature bandana and his left ear was pierce with a small, diamond stud.

"Like what you see?" He said with a cocky grin on his face.

She nodded, "you haven't changed a bit!" He was still as handsome as ever.

"You have." He said smiling, "but I like it." She was no longer that young tomboy who hid her figure under flannels and baggy t-shirts.

She playfully smacked him in the chest, "Dean, you always were a big flirt."

"Dean? Since when do you let people use your first name?" Said a tiny blonde woman walking up behind him and putting an arm around him. She was short, probably around 5'2 and wore too much silver eyeliner. She was wearing dark, baggy cargo pants and a tight, black tanktop.

"Theresa, this is an old friend of mine, Julie Gaffney. Jules, this is my girlfriend Theresa." Dean said wrapping an arm around her.

"Nice to meet you." Julie did her best to be friendly.

"Charmed, I'm sure."

"Jules and I played peewee hockey and went to highschool together." He said not taking his eyes off of Julie. She shifted uncomfortably on her feet. Why did Dean have to look so good with his super-skinny girlfriend? Julie mentally cursed herself for not freshening up before she left the office.

"So what are you doing in Chicago?"...

Music interrupted the memories...

Ooh you make me live
Whatever this world can give to me
It's you you're all I see
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you're my best friend

Ughhh! Connie and Guy had to play this CD. Queen's greatest hits is our album. 'We Are the Champions' is our theme song (by our I mean the Ducks). I dunno how many times we've all sung it together since the GoodWill Games.

They must have chosen this as their song, its actually quite fitting.

Ooh I've been wandering round
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You've stood by me girl
I'm happy at home
You're my best friend

I look around and see Julie talking to some young guy from the wedding party. God he looks like he stepped straight outta GQ magazine. Now she's laughing at some stupid joke he made. He's a complete tool, I can tell by looking at him.

"You should just tell her." Fulton said interrupting my thoughts.

"What?"

"Come on bro, I know you. You and Julie have been doing this dance since we were thirteen, aren't you tired yet?"

He made a good point. Me and Jules have always understood one another. When I first met the team everyone pegged me as 'the bad kid.' If something went missing or someone misplaced something, people assumed I had something to do with it because I came from the streets. Jules never judged, even though she was one of the wealthiest kids on the team.

But she completely won my respect and admiration for her during the GoodWill Games against Iceland. Who would have ever thought quiet Julie Gaffney would get thrown out of a game.

Throughout highschool we were casual friends, but I'd be lying if I said the thought of dating her never crossed my mind during those last four years together.

Ooo you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

You, you're my best friend


Note: Next Chapter will be from Julie's POV and will contain more flashbacks.